Archive for November, 2010

Capture from Sony HDR-SR12 (LenCam)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Can simply dig-down, locate and drag the MTS files, but these are really just components of clips, limited in size to around 2GB, hence more numerous than the clips themselves.  To get clips as single files, use e.g. Sony Vegas Device Explorer.  The result is MTS files that are (typically) larger and fewer in number.

LED Light Pulsing (Filming Aberration & Interesting Phenomenon)

Friday, November 26th, 2010

FCP Project Startup – Steps

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Steps: (may be useful for making a checklist?)

  • (Day-book 2010-08-16 12:30)
    • Did it at office.

MacBookPro ExpressCard FW Adaptor

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Need a TI-chipset based ExpressCard FW adaptor.  Ideally should be compatible with both FW400 devices (e.g. camera) and FW800 devices (e.g. external storage).  See what PCWorld have:

    • “ 2 Port ExpressCard 1394b FireWire Laptop Adapter Card – FireWire adapter – 2 ports, … £43.46 inc. VAT” (as of 2010-10-11)
    • This 2 Port ExpressCard FireWire Adapter Card adds two 1394b FireWire ports to a laptop computer, providing a cost-effective way to add IEEE 1394A and IEEE 1394B FireWire devices even if the laptop doesn’t have a built-in FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 port. Simply insert the IEEE 1394B FireWire 800 card (EC1394B2) into an ExpressCard slot, and you’ll be able to connect a broad range of FireWire devices to your laptop, while relying on data transfer speeds of up to 800 Mbps . Plus, the card is backward compatible with 1394a devices, so you can connect both FireWire 400 and 800 devices to the notebook, using the same adapter.
      • ” Chipset: TI – XIO2213A “
      • ” OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/ XP(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit), Mac OS 10.5.x and up, and Linux “
  • Tried an ExpressCard FW adaptor (unsure which one) but it didn’t even become visible to W7 as a device…

    DNxHD Tips

    Saturday, November 20th, 2010

    • Avid updated/fixed the DNxHD Codec Configuration Window with their Oct (2010) release…
    • The Avid codec can only exist in a .mov Quicktime wrapper. A big deal on a lower powered computer like my Core2Duo but pretty much a non-issue on any quad core.
      • Not true. However, the FREE version only exists inside an .MOV. And yes, this is a problem for Vegas.
      • (For) a Quicktime codec … you need QT installed.
    • I noticed there is no 1080p in 29.97 frame rate with DNxHD. Damn.
      • Sure there is 1080/30p. The things on the list for you to select are SUGGESTIONS. Use 1080/24p. It will work just fine, and won’t change your video to 24p.
    • If you need a tool to convert to DNxHD you can tryout Avid’s Metafuze
    • Is there a primer of which of the CODEC selections are which? There are 6 formats and each has slightly different setting available.